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  • Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa claims he has an agreement to sign 'two top players

    Daily Mail "Toni Freixa, one of the three candidates for the Barcelona presidency, has confirmed he has an agreement in place with two 'top players' to join the club. The presidential candidate also announced earlier this week that he has an agreement to sell 49 per cent of..." February 27

  • Alexander Isak linked with Barcelona transfer

    Barca Blaugranes "FC Barcelona could have their Luis Suárez replacement in Real Sociead striker Alexander Isak. Martin Braithwaite has been the Catalan’s only #9 since the Uruguayan’s departure, and Barcelona’s interest in the Swedish forward to bolster the frontline, which has been..." February 23

  • Freixa throws Hail Mary and says Haaland and Mbappe to Barca is possible

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa decided to throw anything he could out into the press this week. Freixa was asked about Barca’s current fiduciary situation and gave a thoughtful answer. “We’ve been working on an agreement for a while and have now closed..." February 22

  • Barcelona's Messi breaks Xavi's club La Liga appearance record

    BeIN SPORTS "Barcelona versus Cadiz is not a fixture that particularly stands out on the Spanish football calendar, but Sunday's meeting between the two is momentous for Lionel Messi. Having played his 505th LaLiga game for Barcelona last weekend against Deportivo Alaves, Messi has..." February 21

  • Man City have not opened talks over Barcelona's Lionel Messi

    ESPN "Manchester City have not opened transfer talks with Lionel Messi and will wait for him to decide his Barcelona future before considering formal negotiations, sources have told ESPN. City chiefs have been angered by reports the club have already tabled an offer..." February 20

  • Man City ‘distance themselves’ from Messi move

    Barca Blaugranes "Lionel Messi’s future continues to be the subject of speculation but the chances of the captain swapping Barcelona for Manchester City may be reducing. The 33-year-old has been linked with Pep Guardiola’s side and Paris Saint-Germain, but BBC Sport are..." February 19

  • Why Barcelona refused to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich three years ago

    Bavarian Football Works "According to a report by Mundo Deportivo (not an amazing source, so take it with a grain of salt) Barcelona tried to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich for the 2018/2019 season, but were put off by the player’s salary demands. Apparently, Alaba’s camp demanded a..." February 19

  • Laporta vows to ‘do everything possible’ to keep Messi at Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Joan Laporta has been talking about Lionel Messi’s future and says he will do everything he can to keep the captain at Barcelona. The 58-year-old is the favorite to win the elections that are due to finally take place next month and be installed as president at the Camp Nou for..." February 18

  • Bayern Munich probably won’t be pursuing FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi

    Bavarian Football Works "Anyone who had hopes that Bayern Munich might make a surprising run at FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is probably going to be let down.  In an interview with Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge indicated that..." February 16

  • Three stats that show Messi's decline

    CBS Sports "Comparing Lionel Messi to anybody else is a futile endeavor. He's been that dominant for that long. There are only so many ways to say that Messi is the best. But, comparing Messi to himself is a different matter entirely. At 33 years of age it's not surprising to see that Messi is at..." February 16

  • Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is ‘Lionel Messi with a right foot’ and the ‘most talented player’

    talk sport "Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez sees similarities between Jack Grealish and Lionel Messi. Grealish, 25, has emerged as one of England’s most electrifying talents with an exceptional 2020/21 campaign for Villa. Former Arsenal keeper Martinez has..." February 13

  • Barcelona scout confirms Bryan Gil interest

    Barca Blaugranes "One of the most exciting young players in Spanish football is Bryan Gil. The Sevilla player on loan at Eibar has been making waves with his play this season. The winger is an exciting prospect for anyone and seems to have caught the eye of Barcelona.  Specifically, German Vaya..." February 12

  • Barcelona Reportedly Plan to Sit Philippe Coutinho to Avoid €5M Transfer Add-On

    LiverPool Offside "Philippe Coutinho’s move to leave Liverpool and join Barcelona continues to go rather badly for the now 28-year-old Brazilian if you believe the latest chatter out of Spain, with reports he will have his minutes limited to avoid payment of a €5M transfer add-on..." February 11

  • PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino on Lionel Messi rumors: 'No wrongdoing, no disrespect to Barcelona'

    CBS Sports "Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has rejected the idea that the French champions are trying to tap up Barcelona legend Lionel Messi after France Football released an issue with the Argentina international on the front cover in a PSG shirt. The article in..." February 10

  • Manchester City quietly tracking Messi's situation at Barcelona

    The Score "Manchester City are waiting until the right moment to make another move for Lionel Messi. Unlike Paris Saint-Germain, who've publicly courted the Argentine in recent months, City are keeping a low profile in the hopes of securing his exit from Barcelona,..." February 08

  • Barca want at least €15m for Neto

    Barca Blaugranes "Neto wants to leave Barcelona in the summer as he is keen for more game time than he’s been getting as back-up to Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the Camp Nou. The Brazilian saw a transfer request turned down this winter but will try again in the next transfer window, according..." February 07

  • Ronald Koeman Gives Update on Ansu Fati & Sergi Roberto Injury Setbacks

    Heavy "Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman offered an update on Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto after the duo suffered injury setbacks this week. Teenage striker Ansu Fati is on the way back from knee surgery but is not expected to return now until April after enduring further pain and..." February 06

  • Lionel Messi holds the key to Kylian Mbappe

    Marca.com "After a relatively quiet winter transfer window, showing the economic effects of COVID-19, the footballing world is expecting a busier summer, but all eyes are trained on Barcelona, with so much depending on Leo Messi's big decision. The Argentine star made it clear only..." February 06

  • Getafe chief discusses Barcelona loanee Carles Alena’s future

    Barca Blaugranes "Getafe sporting director Angel Martin has been talking about the future of Carles Alena and is hopeful the club will be able to keep hold of the midfielder. Alena left on loan in January and has already made an impact at Jose Bordalas’s side, making four appearances and picking..." February 04

  • Lionel Messi-Barcelona contract leak sparks promise of 'appropriate legal action' toward Spanish newspaper

    CBS Sports "Barcelona have publicly announced legal action against El Mundo and denied their involvement after the bombshell details of Lionel Messi's $674 million contract were leaked. The Argentina international earns around $168.5 million per season with additional benefits since..." February 02

  • Lionel Messi Scores 650th Barcelona Goal With Magical Free-Kick

    Heavy "Lionel Messi struck his 650th Barcelona goal on Sunday with a stunning free-kick against Athletic in La Liga at the Camp Nou. The Argentine won the free-kick after being impeded on the edge of the area with the foul taking place right in front of referee Mateu Lahoz. Messi..." January 31

  • Antoine Griezmann Gives Perfect Response to Lionel Messi Question

    Heavy "Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi were both on target for Barcelona on Sunday to fire the Catalan giants to a 2-1 La Liga win over Athletic and into second place in the table in Spain. The game was played in the wake of a leaked report in Spain detailing Messi’s..." January 31

  • Barcelona, Messi to take legal action over €555m contract leak

    ESPN "Lionel Messi and Barcelona will take legal action against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it released the leaked details of the forward's record-breaking contract on Sunday. El Mundo published documents relating to Messi's four-year deal, signed in..." January 31

  • Dembele tells Barcelona he wants to stay

    Barca Blaugranes "Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to stay at the club and renew his current contract. The Frenchman’s current deal expires in 2022 and he has informed the Catalan giants he’s happy at the Camp Nou and is now willing to extend his stay, according..." January 31

  • Pep Guardiola gives Eric Garcia update amid Barcelona rumors

    Barca Blaugranes "Pep Guardiola is consistently asked many questions in his Manchester City press conferences. Usually it revolves around the health of Sergio Aguero and the under performing nature of his club. However, as of late, the City boss and Barca legend has been consistently asked about Eric..." January 29

  • Eric Garcia willing to play for free this season to secure Barcelona move

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has urged the club to sign Eric Garcia from Manchester City before the close of the January transfer window. Font claims the center-back would be willing to play for free for the rest of the campaign and would only cost Barca..." January 27

  • Man Utd have 'moved behind the scenes' for Brazilian wonderkid tracked by Barcelona

    Daily Star "Manchester United have reportedly “moved behind the scenes” to beat Barcelona and Manchester City to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Veron. Veron, 18, is attracting interest in European football after bursting onto the scene with..." January 26

  • Riqui Puig Reacts to Scoring First Barcelona Goal

    Heavy "Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig could not hide his delight after scoring his first goal for the club in Sunday’s La Liga win over Elche. The 21-year-old only came off the bench in the 87th minute but still managed to make his presence felt before the full-time whistle with..." January 24

  • Ronald Koeman Talks Marc-Andre Ter Stegen & Riqui Puig After Barcelona Win

    Heavy "Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman took time out to praise goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and youngster Riqui Puig after Sunday’s 2-0 win at Elche in La Liga. Goals from Frenkie de Jong and Puig made it four straight wins in La Liga for Barca, although they needed Ter Stegen..." January 24

  • Antoine Griezmann Loved Riqui Puig’s First Barcelona Goal

    Heavy "Riqui Puig scored his first senior Barcelona goal on Sunday after coming on as a late substitute for the Catalan giants in a comfortable 2-0 win over Elche in La Liga. The youngster headed home a Frenkie de Jong cross in the 89th minute, and his goal seemed to go down..." January 24

  • Chelsea monitoring Ousmane Dembélé contract situation at Barcelona

    We Ain't Got No History "Ousmane Dembélé has to be one of the more perplexing players in recent times. Despite his obvious phenomenal talent, he had never been able to quite establish himself at Barcelona, and that trend seemed likely to continue this season as well, until Ansu Fati’s unfortunate..." January 24

  • Barcelona will make ambitious moves to sign Sergio Aguero and David Alaba

    Daily Mail "Barcelona are hoping they can land Sergio Aguero and David Alaba on free transfers this summer after their contracts expire at Manchester City and Bayern Munichrespectively. Aguero is expected to depart the Etihad Stadium after 10 years which have seen..." January 24

  • Barcelona Boss Ronald Koeman Jumps to the Defense of Antoine Griezmann

    Heavy "Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman jumped to the defense of striker Antoine Griezmann in his pre-match press conference on Saturday ahead of his team’s La Liga match at Elche. The Dutch coach was asked if the Frenchman needs to step up in the absence of captain Lionel Messi on..." January 23

  • Barcelona Offered Sergio Aguero & David Alaba For Free

    Heavy "Barcelona presidential candidates have been offered the chance to sign both Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba at the end of the season. Both players will be available for free on July 1 after coming to the end of their contracts and have..." January 23

  • Barcelona appealing Lionel Messi's two-match ban for swinging at opponent

    Yardbarker "Spanish giants Barcelona are set to be without superstar Lionel Messi for a pair of matches.  As ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens reported on Tuesday, the Royal Spanish Football Federation handed Messi a two-game ban after the 33-year-old took a swing..." January 19

  • Lionel Messi is 'on the list' for PSG

    CBS Sports "Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted that Barcelona star Lionel Messi "will always be on the list" of players of interest to the French champions and that "a seat is reserved" in the event that the legendary Argentine leaves Camp Nou. Messi,..." January 19

  • Why Lionel Messi could be facing 12-match suspension

    talk sport "Lionel Messi could be hit with a ban of up to 12 games following his red card in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Messi was given his marching orders for the first time as a Barcelona player as they lost to Athletic Bilbao. With Barca trailing 3-2 to Bilbao in..." January 19

  • Lionel Messi Facing Barcelona Ban After Super Cup Red Card

    Heavy "Lionel Messi received the first red card of his Barcelona career on Sunday after being given his marching orders in the Catalan giants’ 3-2 defeat to Athletic Club in the final of the Spanish Super Cup. The Barcelona captain saw red following a VAR check after lashing..." January 17

  • Barcelona Boss Delivers Ansu Fati & Sergi Roberto Injury Update

    Heavy "Ronald Koeman offered an update on how injured duo Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto are progressing ahead of Barcelona’s Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday. Both players have been out of action since November. Fati underwent knee surgery and was ruled out for four months,..." January 16

  • Barça presidential elections to take place on March 7

    AS "After an almost two-hour meeting in the Camp Nou offices between the interim managing committee president, Carles Tusquets, and the three FC Barcelona presidential candidates (Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa), the club set, in principle, March 7 as the new..." January 16

  • Man City star Sergio Aguero eyed by Barcelona on free transfer with contract having just SIX-MONTHS left

    The Sun "MANCHESTER CITY superstar Sergio Aguero is wanted by Barcelona. The 32-year-old Argentine is out of contract in the summer, which means he can talk to European clubs about a free transfer. And that has alerted Barca, who are keen to bring the ex-Atletico Madrid..." January 13

  • Barcelona Confident of Signing Gini Wijnaldum

    LiverPool Offside "We’re now two weeks into January. Two weeks since Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has been free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside of England should he choose. That he hasn’t yet suggests his future isn’t decided just yet. According to reports..." January 13

  • Braithwaite discusses possibility of leaving Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Martin Braithwaite is one of the more fascinating players at Barcelona. Stay with me, by one of the more fascinating I’d say he cuts the top half. Which, I think means he is technically one of the more fascinating as opposed to Jordi Alba or someone like that. ANYWAYS. Mr...." January 11

  • Ronald Koeman hopeful Argentine Lionel Messi will stay amid contract uncertainty

    Sporting News "Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman stated his hope that Lionel Messi will commit his future to the Catalans after a dazzling performance from the Argentine saw off Granada on Saturday.  Messi stated his desire to leave Barca on a free transfer last summer, only to withdraw his request..." January 10

  • Ronald Koeman Fed Up With Riqui Puig Headlines at Barcelona

    Heavy "Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman expressed his frustration at headlines concerning young midfielder Riqui Puig after Saturday’s 4-0 win over Granada in La Liga. Koeman was asked about the youngster after the match, after Puig enjoyed another bright cameo off the bench in the..." January 09

  • Memphis Depay says he feels good at Lyon after months of Barcelona flirting

    Barca Blaugranes "Memphis Depay and Barcelona are sort of an assumed item at this point. We know the deal didn’t happen this past summer, but it became assumed he would be moving to Barcelona and Ronald Koeman sooner rather than later. Well, Depay has now offered an update and said that he is..." January 08

  • Carles Alena joins Getafe on loan

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona announced on Wednesday that midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan for the rest of the 2020-21 season. The 23-year-old has once again struggled for game time at the Camp Nou this season. He has managed only five appearances in total and just one start under Ronald..." January 06

  • Pele refuses to acknowledge Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi breaking his goal-scoring records

    Caught Off Side "You get two types of legendary footballer when it comes to their records being broken, but it usually reflects better on their legacy if they show a bit of dignity. They can accept that another great player has come along and acknowledge how impressive they both are, or they can start..." January 06

  • FC Barcelona admits defeat in pursuit of Bayern Munich’s David Alaba

    Bavarian Football Works "Per a report from Marca, FC Barcelona has pulled out of the running for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba. According to the Spanish outlet, Alaba’s agent met with FC Barcelona, but the Catalan club balked at making a deal because of the player’s..." January 04

  • Ronald Koeman Explains Why He Benched Antoine Griezmann Against Huesca

    Heavy "Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman explained why he left Antoine Griezmann out of his starting XI for Sunday’s La Liga match against Huesca. The World Cup winner was named on the bench and only featured for the final nine minutes as Barcelona ran out 1-0 winners in their first..." January 03